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Crab Alley Restaurant

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9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
+1 410-213-7800
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this place for a crab dinner. We ordered one of the all you can eat meals. The crabs were the smaller crabs but I thought they were much bigger than usual and they were delicious. Cooked/steamed perfectly and very sweet. Service was great. Saw some tables get the larger crabs and they looked awesome. We will definitely be back... More 

Thank Stephanie O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to go here because it got good reviews, plus they had soft shell crab on the menu which my fiancé wanted. We arrived around 6:00pm and were seated promptly. We ordered our food and after about 10 minutes, our waiter came over and informed us that they didn't have the soft shell crab. Disappointed, my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What happen to AUCE crabs? Used to be great. They make you feel guilty when you ask the waiter to bring more crabs. Each time the waiter brought fewer crabs.

Thank vamdusa
La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crab Alley is one of our favorite restaurants. We always go there when we visit Ocean City. My husband and I had dinner there last week. We didn't get the AYCE special. Lots of people around us did and it looked so good. My husband had a soft shell crab sandwich - very small soft shell. It was served with... More 

Thank deb2210
Ocean City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I live in OCMD seasonally and like to try new restaurants each year (in addition to frequenting our favorites). Our visit to Crab Alley was just OK. Their prices were a bit high for the quality of fish we received. My husband had the "make your own combo" entree and had the scallops and rockfish. He said... More 

Thank Stacey1919
Newark, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing better than a great AYCE steamed crab experience and we had that at Crab Alley. The price for crabs and corn was reasonable and the crabs were hot and well seasoned. We visited before the dinner crowd arrived and did not feel rushed. This place is very popular and there can be a wait if you arrive... More 

Thank Agadorx1
Springfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great seafood restaurant that is off the beaten path of Coastal Highway. It is located on Golf Course Road, which is right off of Route 50. It is also located nearby the Tanger Outlets on Route 50. After a fun day of shopping, stop at Crab Alley for dinner.

Thank FunPlacesToCheckOut
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So worth the drive off the main road in Ocean City. The crab dip was absolutely amazing. Do not recommend the chicken wings. We ordered crabs and were surprised just how awesome they were. They only had large left but they were truly large and heavy. They don't skimp on the spices here so make sure your drink is full.... More 

Thank Notime2boat
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Crab Alley is delicious, locally sourced, priced right, and plentiful. Our server Pam made us feel right at home. Lots of great combos to choose from, to fit everyone's appetite level. We kept going back for the sweet and succulent snow crabs. It's the kind of place where you can just dig in and enjoy. We can't... More 

Thank HSQ1958
Jarrettsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crabs, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Steamed Shrimp, Corn & Hush Puppies. Spent over $200 for a family of 4 but we all enjoyed it. Crabs were okay (mediums) but overall it was what we were looking for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-7800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?